Ethnographic and Class I Records Searches for Proposed Solar Energy Zones in California, Nevada, and Utah for the Bureau of Land Management’s Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276234
Title:
Ethnographic and Class I Records Searches for Proposed Solar Energy Zones in California, Nevada, and Utah for the Bureau of Land Management’s Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Author:
SWCA Environmental Consultants; Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona; Stoffle, Richard W.; Van Vlack, Kathleen A.; Johnson, Hannah; Dukes, Phillip; De Sola, Stephanie; Simmons, Kristen
Affiliation:
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Richard Stoffle Collection. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by Richard Stoffle, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please email Special Collections, askspecialcollections@u.library.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Description:
The United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center obtained American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding to conduct an ethnographic overview of select proposed solar energy zones (SEZs) to augment the research that had been conducted for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Development in Six Southwestern States (Draft Solar PEIS). The objective of this project was to solicit tribal identification of traditional cultural properties and sacred landscapes, religious and traditional use sites, significant ethnobotanical resources, other sensitive or significant resources (including visual), and tribal perspectives on the direct and indirect effects of solar energy development through oral interviews and on-site visits to proposed SEZs in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) was selected to perform this work, assisted by the University of Arizona’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA). As the project progressed, the list of participating tribes was modified to accommodate changing tribal needs and requests. When the tribe that had requested to participate in an ethnographic study for three of the California SEZs (Imperial East, Iron Mountain, and Riverside East) was unable to participate, the scope of the project was modified. In the Draft Solar PEIS, the high cost of conducting Class I archaeological records searches for the four California SEZs had precluded that research; the current project was modified from ethnographic interviews to a Class I records search for all four California SEZs (Imperial East, Iron Mountain, Pisgah, and Riverside East) by SWCA. BARA conducted ethnographic studies for Amargosa Valley, Delamar Valley, Dry Lake, East Mormon Mountain, Gold Point, and Millers in Nevada (inclement weather prevented visits to Dry Lake Valley North), and for Escalante Valley, Milford Flats South, and Wah Wah Valley in Utah.
Note:
Included in this collection is the final report produced by SWCA and the University of Arizona team and the tribally approved ethnographic analyses for each the solar energy zones.
Keywords:
Solar Energy Development; Environmental Impact Assessment; Southern Paiute; Western Shoshone; Goshute; National Environmental Impact Assessment
Additional Links:
http://solareis.anl.gov/

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEthnographic and Class I Records Searches for Proposed Solar Energy Zones in California, Nevada, and Utah for the Bureau of Land Management’s Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statementen_US
dc.contributor.authorSWCA Environmental Consultantsen_US
dc.contributor.authorBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStoffle, Richard W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVan Vlack, Kathleen A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Hannahen_US
dc.contributor.authorDukes, Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Sola, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Kristenen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Richard Stoffle Collection. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by Richard Stoffle, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please email Special Collections, askspecialcollections@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.sourceUniversity of Arizona Libraries, Special Collectionsen_US
dc.publisherSWCA Environmental Consultantsen_US
dc.descriptionThe United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center obtained American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding to conduct an ethnographic overview of select proposed solar energy zones (SEZs) to augment the research that had been conducted for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Development in Six Southwestern States (Draft Solar PEIS). The objective of this project was to solicit tribal identification of traditional cultural properties and sacred landscapes, religious and traditional use sites, significant ethnobotanical resources, other sensitive or significant resources (including visual), and tribal perspectives on the direct and indirect effects of solar energy development through oral interviews and on-site visits to proposed SEZs in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) was selected to perform this work, assisted by the University of Arizona’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA). As the project progressed, the list of participating tribes was modified to accommodate changing tribal needs and requests. When the tribe that had requested to participate in an ethnographic study for three of the California SEZs (Imperial East, Iron Mountain, and Riverside East) was unable to participate, the scope of the project was modified. In the Draft Solar PEIS, the high cost of conducting Class I archaeological records searches for the four California SEZs had precluded that research; the current project was modified from ethnographic interviews to a Class I records search for all four California SEZs (Imperial East, Iron Mountain, Pisgah, and Riverside East) by SWCA. BARA conducted ethnographic studies for Amargosa Valley, Delamar Valley, Dry Lake, East Mormon Mountain, Gold Point, and Millers in Nevada (inclement weather prevented visits to Dry Lake Valley North), and for Escalante Valley, Milford Flats South, and Wah Wah Valley in Utah.en_US
dc.description.noteIncluded in this collection is the final report produced by SWCA and the University of Arizona team and the tribally approved ethnographic analyses for each the solar energy zones.en_US
dc.subjectSolar Energy Developmenten_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectSouthern Paiuteen_US
dc.subjectWestern Shoshoneen_US
dc.subjectGoshuteen_US
dc.subjectNational Environmental Impact Assessmenten_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://solareis.anl.gov/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/276234-
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